Communications/
Research Reports


  • Barnett, J.L. (1998). The welfare and productivity of hens in a barn system and cages. Final Report to Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, project no. DAV 112A.
  • Barnett, J.L. (1999). A welfare audit for the broiler industry. Final report to the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation, project number 147A.
  • Barnett, J.L. (1999). Review of sow housing. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, project number DV173/1536.
  • Barnett, J.L. (1999). Evaluation of alternative egg laying production systems in Europe. Travel Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (December).
  • Barnett J.L. Barnett, C.A. Marks, P. Fisher, K.A. Waples,E. Selby, E.C. Jongman, E. Leeson and I.D. Temby. (2000). Assessment of analgesic/poison combinations for the development of a humane avicide for cockatoo control. Final Report for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • Barnett, J.L., Coleman, G.J., Lunan, C.A. and Hemsworth, P.H. (1997) A survey of operator and cow comfort in the milking shed. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV 394.
  • Barnett, J.L., Chamberlain, T.S. and Hemsworth, P.H. (1999). Welfare implications for sows in outdoor pig production systems. Final report to Agribiz Engineering.
  • Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Almond, A., Hemsworth, P.H., Cransberg, P.H., Parkinson, G.B. and Jongman, E. C. (2001). A Welfare Audit for the Chicken Meat Industry. Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia.
  • Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Almond, A., Hemsworth, P.H. and Parkinson, G.B. (2001). A Welfare Audit for the Chicken Meat Industry: Supporting documentation for the egg industry's national quality assurance programme. Report to Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Melbourne.
  • Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C. and Almond, A. (2001). A welfare audit for the broiler industry: pick-up, transport and processing. Final Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, project DAV1 62A.
  • Barnett, J.L. and Edge, M.K. (2007). Welfare QA for the processing and transport (road and rail) sectors of the livestock industries. Final Report to Naturally Victorian Initiative, Project No. 07311(May) (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria).
  • Barnett, J.L. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Welfare methodology - aligning the functional and preference approaches to welfare assessment. Final Report to Our Rural Landscape, Project No. 05197. (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria).
  • Coleman, G.J., Hall, M., Fewings-Hall, S and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Selection of stockpeople in the pig industry. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project UMO 5/1139.
  • Coleman, G.J. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Multimedia training in the pig industry. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project UMO6/1380.
  • Cronin, G.M. (1997) Practical alternatives for farrowing sows. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV 114P.
  • Cronin, G. (1998). Conditioning suckling behaviour in sows and piglets. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 151/1225.
  • Cronin, G.M. (1998). Evaluation of the Werribee Farrowing Pen on-farm. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 142.
  • Cronin, G.M. (2000). Increasing piglet growth by increasing the number of suckling bouts by sows and litters. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DAV 169/1470.
  • Cronin, G.M. and McClintock, S. (1997). Demonstration of the Werribee Farrowing Pen on a commercial farm. Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project DV 141/1142.
  • Dunshea, F. et al. (2000). Improving performance/efficiency of entire male pigs under commercial conditions. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 160/1344.
  • Glatz, P.C., Lunam, C.A., Barnett, J.L. and Jongman, E.C. (1998). Prevent chronic pain developing in layers subject to beak trimming and re-trimming. Final Report to Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Project SAR-3A.
  • Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Welfare and production implications of handling and housing interactions. Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project DV 143/1204.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J. and Barnett, L.B. (1998) Training stockpeople to improve the productivity and welfare of their dairy cattle. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV370.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J. and Barnett, L.B. (1999) The effects of a training programme targeting stockperson attitudes and behaviour on cow productivity. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV419.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J., Barnett, J.L., Hofmeyr, C. and Boyce, J. (2001). A handling training program for pig handlers at abattoirs Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project UM 69/1458.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Maller, C., Ng, K. and Jongman, E. (2001) Designing milking sheds: Survey of farmers' opinions and milking shed conditions. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project UM093.
  • Hemsworth, P.H., Tilbrook, A.J. and Hughes, P. (1997) Social stress and sexual stimulation: Their effects on reproduction. Project DAV 107P.

The Animal Welfare Science Centre was established by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. The Centre focuses and coordinates the research and academic resources of the three collaborating organisations, providing the animal industries, animal users, the farming community, Government, the general community and the academic community with an internationally competitive research, teaching and training resource in animal welfare.